Cult Of Luna To Release “The Raging River” In February

Cult Of Luna will be releasing a new EP titled “The Raging River“ on February 5. The effort comes with five tracks including “Inside Of A Dream,” which features Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, etc.)

“The Raging River” Track Listing:

01. “Three Bridges”
02. “What I Leave Behind”
03. “Inside Of A Dream” (feat. Mark Lanegan)
04. “I Remember”
05. “Wave After Wave“

Johannes Persson commented:

“‘The Raging River‘ feels more like a bridge. A midpoint that needs to be crossed so we can finish what we started with ‘A Dawn To Fear‘. It’s a seamless continuation of the writing process and the creative mindset that has guided us for the last couple of years.
It’s been an interesting as well as an introspective way of working, having our instinct leading the way and then having to figure out where it takes us.

But not only has it been a linear journey, some aspects of it is clearly circular. We have been a fan of Mark Lanegan for many years. So in 2005 when we wrote the song ‘And With Her Came The Birds‘ we had his voice in mind and the working title was ‘The Lanegan Song‘. But we were not many years over 20 and our lack of self-confidence prevented us from even daring to ask.

It took fifteen years for us to get the guts to ask him. Hearing his voice on ‘Inside Of A Dream‘ is nothing more than feeling that we’re inside of a dream.”

Cult Of Luna Share “A Dawn To Fear” Short Film

Cult Of Luna have created a new short film by combining their official videos for “Lay Your Head To Rest” and “The Silent Man.” The clip is named after their latest album “A Dawn To Fear” and it can be seen below. Johannes Persson commented:

“The narrative for the ‘A Dawn To Fear‘ short film was written as a continuous story spread out over two songs (“Lay Your Head to Rest” and “The Silent Man“). Because of the hard work that was put in by numerous people it deserves to be viewed in it’s intended form. That is why I’m excited that it’s finally available as the 18 min piece it was written as.”

Cult Of Luna Announce North American Tour With Emma Ruth Rundle & Intronaut

Cult Of Luna have announced a headlining North American tour. Emma Ruth Rundle and Intronaut will open.

Tour Dates:

02/25 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/26 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/29 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
03/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/02 Montreal, QC – Corona
03/03 Toronto, ON – Opera House
03/04 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/05 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03/10 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (no Intronaut)
03/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/13 Mexico City, MEX – Auditorio Blackberry (Cult Of Luna only)

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson On As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis: “How Is That Not A Person You Now Don’t Want Anything To Do With In Your Entire Life”

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson is the latest artist to comment on As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis‘ controversial return to music. The singer infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. Though he didn’t mention him by name, Persson said that when someone does something horrible like that it is hard to understand why anyone would want anything to do with them.

Persson said the following during an interview with The Quietus:

“The background that I’m from – the musical background – was very much integrated with a lot of ethics and it was a very political scene too, which when you come from that kind of scene you think that everybody else thinks the same way in a sense.

So, for example, when a person that just tried to [have his wife killed] – something that happened just a couple of years ago – is out touring and people are happy to have a forgive and forget attitude about it? I cannot get my head around it. I cannot. How is that not a person you now don’t want anything to do with in your entire life?

How can [journalists] write about that band? There are a thousand other bands you can write about. How can you go to their show? How can they not be constantly questioned every single day about it? I don’t understand because with my background we call bullshit on people.

However, it might not sound like it, but I’m all for second chances, as long as that person has shown deep regret and I think that some time must-have passed before you can actually see if a person is sincere enough, and most of all you see it through their actions, not through their words.

For example, OK, let’s talk about this case right now – I’m not even going to say his name – but if you’re sincerely sorry, like I said: fine. Take all your proceedings, everything from every tour and donate it to a battered women’s shelter. Of course, you can take enough to make ends meet but just saying, ‘I’m sorry’, doesn’t cut it, especially when your band called you a sociopath before.

That’s how they work. They adapt to what fits them at this moment. I’m not buying it. You donate your money – at least that’s an action, that’s something that shows you’re going to do something that’s not for yourself. This is also about those coward fucking band members who threw shit on him one second and then when their other band didn’t work well [they welcomed him back] – money talks. That’s how it works.”

[via The PRP]

More Bands Added To 2020 Roadburn Festival

A number of artists have been added to the 2020 Roadburn Festival including: Red Sparowes, Miserable, NGHTCRWLR, Cloud Rat, Russian Circles, Warhorse, Brutus, Hante., Rorcal, Alber Jupiter, Die Wilde Jagd, and Dead Neanderthals. The event will take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET and it will be curated by Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator), who both have special sets planned. Full Of Hell and Lingua Ignota will also be playing special sets as the artists in residence. Hide, Boy Harsher, HEALTH, She Past Away, and more will perform as well.

Full Of Hell & Lingua Ignota To Serve As Artists In Residence At 2020 Roadburn Festival

Full Of Hell and Lingua Ignota have been confirmed as the artists in residence at the 2020 Roadburn Festival. That event is set to take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET.

Full Of Hell be playing four sets including a collaborative set with Lingua Ignota, a “Weeping Choir” set, a “Trumpeting Ecstasy“ set, and a set featuring material from “Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home” and their first 7 inch releases.

Lingua Ignota will be playing the aforementioned set with Full Of Hell, as well as a covers set, an “All Bitches Die” set, and a set featuring a “grand re-imagining” of “Caligula.”

In other news, curators Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator) have booked some artists for the event, with Rundle having recruited Hide and Kent having recruited Boy Harsher, HEALTH, and She Past Away. A number of other artists have also been added to the festival including: Dool, Bada, and Acid Rooster.

As previously reported, the festival will be commissioning original pieces of music with Perturbator and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson set to collaborate. Jo Quail will also be collaborating with the New Trombone Collective as well. Furthermore, Vile Creature and Bismuth are working on a piece called “A Hymn of Loss and Hope” and Julie Christmas is planning to debut new material with a backing band featuring Laura Pleasants (ex-Kylesa) and Persson.

Emma Ruth Rundle & James Kent (Perturbator) To Curate 2020 Roadburn Festival

Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator) will be serving as curators at the 2020 Roadburn Festival. That event will take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET. In other news, the festival will be commissioning original pieces of music with Perturbator and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson set to collaborate. Jo Quail will also be collaborating with the New Trombone Collective as well. Furthermore, Vile Creature and Bismuth are working on a piece called “A Hymn of Loss and Hope” and Julie Christmas is panning to debut new material with a backing band featuring Laura Pleasants (ex-Kylesa) and Persson.

Cult Of Luna Premiere “The Silent Man” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “A Dawn To Fear”

Cult Of Luna have premiered a new video for their new song “The Silent Man.” This track is from the band’s new album “A Dawn To Fear,” which will be released on September 20.

“A Dawn To Fear” Track Listing:

01. “The Silent Man”
02. “Lay Your Head To Rest”
03. “A Dawn To Fear”
04. “Nightwalkers”
05. “Lights On The Hill”
06. “We Feel The End”
07. “Inland Rain”
08. “The Fall”

Johannes Persson said the following about the new record:

“Going into the process, we knew the album we wanted to make, an antithesis of what we’ve done before. For pretty much every album there’s been a very concrete theme. We’ve known from the start the kind of story we wanted to tell, and I didn’t want that to be the case. I’ve seen a lot of subtle changes and patterns in my own behavior and my own thinking the last couple of years, and I wanted this to be a completely spontaneous process. I just wanted to see what came out of me, and ‘A Dawn To Fear‘ is the result of that.”